Former Congressman Trey Gowdy has officially joined President Donald Trump’s legal defense team as he prepares for an impeachment battle with House Democrats.
Jay Sekulow, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, confirmed the news Wednesday night that Gowdy would serve as counsel to the president.
“I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress. His legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well,” Sekulow said. “Trey’s command of the law is well known and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team.”
On Tuesday night, reports surfaced that Gowdy was in talks with Team Trump to join the legal defense team.
Gowdy, who served four terms in Congress, retired in January and joined Fox News as contributor. After it was reported that Gowdy said “yes” to President Trump, Fox News cut ties with him.
Gowdy brings an extensive knowledge of both the legal system and the inner workings of House proceedings.
He previously served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee and led the House Select Committee on Benghazi, where he questioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Obama administration officials.
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